2022 // Projects which Received Koç University VEKAM Research Awards:
Aslı Ağırbaş; Ankara Cenab-ı Ahmet Paşa Cami Taçkapı Mukarnasının Geometrik Açılımı

Feray Artar, Kent Konseyleri ve Kentsel Katılım: Ankara – Manchester Karşılaştırmalı Bir Çalışma

Billur Tekkök Karaöz, Gordion’un Yerleşim Arkeolojisi Açısından Bizans ve Beylikler Dönemi Üzerine Bir İnceleme

Huriye Nur Özkan Öztürk; From Rural to Urban within the Performative Landform: Mapping the Transformation in Karakusunlar, Ankara

Elif Damla Yavuz, Bir Anadolu Kasabasından Başkente Dönüşüm Sürecinde Ankara’da Devlet Opera ve Balesi’nin Kuruluşu ve Kurucu Aktörü Carl Ebert

Valerio Colosio, Feeding the City, Empowering the Citizens: an Ethnography of Solidarity Economy in the Municipality of Ankara

2021 // Projects which Received Koç University VEKAM Research Awards:
Bengi Su Ertürkmen Aksoy, Nihan Oya Memlük Çobanoğlu, Bilge Beril Kapusuz Balcı; Transformation of Ankara Sports Club Activities into Leisure Activities and Construction of New Locations: 1922 – 1946

Emine Görgül, Modern Subjectivities and Summer Place Culture: The Impact of Çubuk Dam and Casino in Ankara’s Summer Place Culture

Ayşe Nur Aytemiz, The Impact of Tanzimat Period Practices on Ankara Urban Fabric and Architectural Practice (1839-1924)

Suna Ersavaş Kavanoz, Nisa Erdem; Local Diplomacy Activities of Ankara in the Context of Urban Policies

Emircan Melek, Memduh Şevket Esendal’s Ankara Experience: Kemalism, Bureaucracy, Literature

Başak Tükenmez, Buse Ezgi Sökülmez, Urbanization in Ankara and a Piece of Urban Nature from the 20th Century to the Present: Papaz’s Vineyard

Eylül Kuzgunbay, The Place of Ankara Art Theater in Urban Memory and A Proposal for Exhibition

Hacer Ela Aral, Gizem Deniz Güneri Söğüt, Buket Ergun Kocaili; Ankara Tumulus as Cultural Landscape Elements

2020 // Projects which Received Koç University VEKAM Research Awards:

  • Bülent Ayyıldız, Ankara Ancyra, Angora, Ankara through the Eyes of Italian Travelers: History, Repetition, and Transformation.
  • Ayşe Tekel, Modeling of the Change in the Visual Aesthetic Quality of the Streets in the Historical Process: The Example of Ulus and Kızılay City Centers in Ankara.
  • Mine Bican, Exhibition Venues and Galleries in Ankara from 1950 to 2000.
  • Esra Özkan Koç, Exhibition Activities of the British Council in Ankara in the 1940s.
  • Hakkı Ozan Karayiğit, Mapping Local Transformations, Place-(re)makings and a Way Forward for New Forms of Social Cohesion: Turks, Romanis and Iraqis in the Demirlibahçe
  • Gökhan Tunç, Building a New Nation: The Reinforced Concrete Buildings of Ankara during the Early Years of the Turkish Republic, 1923–1938.
  • Nehir Durna, The Experience and Memory of the Elderly of the Transforming City in Çankaya, Ankara.
  • Saitcan Güngördü, Living Practices of Solid Waste Collectors and Sociopolitical Analyses: The Case of Ankara.

2019 // Projects which Received Koç University VEKAM Research Awards:

  • Cem Dedekargınoğlu, Reading the Story of the American Billet (General Directorate of Petrol Ofisi) Building through the American Impact on the Development of Ankara.
  • Jose Duarte Medeiros Ribeiro, Legacy of Grape: A Socio-Cultural and Spatial Analysis of Ankara’s Wine Production History.
  • Gülşah Aykaç, Underground Neighborhoods: Re-Mapping the Urban Transformation of Çinçin Bağları Through Work Narratives.
  • Sezen Savran, Spatial Distribution Pattern and Daily Life Practices of Syrian Immigrants in Ankara.
  • Özlem Uğurlu, The Evaluation of the Importance of Ecosystem Services of the Gölbaşı Special Environmental Protection Area for the City of Ankara.
  • Nurettin Özgen, Naming Spaces in the Context of Political Ideologies: The Example of Cultural Centers in Ankara.
  • Sümeyye Hoşgör Büke, Food Consumption and Eating Habits in Eighteenth Century Ankara.
  • Muzaffer Karaaslan, The Ottoman Period Painted Embroidery and Wall Paintings in Ankara.

2018 // Projects which Received Koç University VEKAM Research Awards:

  • Irmak Yavuz, the River Face of Ankara: An Urban Formation Narrative in the Context of River Geography.
  • Ceylin Arslan, The Traditional Agricultural Tool Thresh within the Context of Intangible Cultural Heritage: The Case of Ankara.
  • Seçkin Büyücek, Gizem Kulak, An Ethnographic Perspective on the Places of Social and Daily Life in Ankara through the Eyes of Güvenevler
  • Ferah Burgul Adıgüzel, Literature Education Through Creative Drama in Ankara Literary Museums as a Space of Literary Memory.
  • Gül Şimşek Hasanoğlan, A Socio-Spatial Analysis of the Village Institute from its Establishment until Today.
  • Leyla Alpagut, Ankara Higher Agricultural Institute: Planning and Structures.
  • Nazlı Taraz, Iconographic Representations of the Republic: First and Second Assembly Buildings of Türkiye as Memory Spaces.

2017 // Projects which Received Koç University VEKAM Library and Archives Research Awards:

  • Duygu Cihanger, The Poiesis of Everyday Life and Space in Yüksel Street
  • Semih Gökatalay, The Effects of Early Cold War Era Turkish-American Convergence on Ankara City Life (1945-1955)
  • Elif Selena Ayhan Koçyiğit, A Tale of an Urban Square: Developing Strategies for Continuity of Historic Public Open Spaces Through the Case of Ulus Square in Ankara

2017 // Projects which Received Koç University VEKAM Research Awards:

  • Nahide Işık Demirakın, Necibe Işıl Demirakın, Bülent Arel’s Ankara Years (1940-1965): The Cultural Transformation of the Capital.
  • Aylin Atacan, Ankara as a Film Set: Reading Architectural History of the City through Ankara Films.
  • Çiler Buket Tosun, Our Cultural Heritage Ankara the School of Building Masters
  • Özgün Özçakır, Changed Cultural Heritage Values of Hacı Bayram Square from Policy to Practice.
  • Azize Elif Yabacı, A Study on the Development of A District and a University Campus with an Ongoing Interaction: Cebeci and Ankara University Campus
  • Funda Uz, Designing with Aluminum: Aluminum from 1970s to Today in Ankara Architecture.

2016 // Projects which Received Koç University VEKAM Research Awards:

  • Mustafa Haluk Zelef, A contribution to Ankara’s Architectural Memory: Jack Nesim Aggiman and Embassy Buildings.
  • Özgür Ceren Erişti, Ceramic Murals in Public Spaces in Ankara.
  • Temuçin Faik Ertan, Bahattin Demirtaş, The Ankara Days of Foreign Dignitaries Visiting Türkiye (1923-1960).
  • Çiğdem Varol Özden, N. Aydan Sat, S. Bahar Yenigül, Aslı Gürel Üçer, Kızılay the Square of the Capital: A Historical Perspective on Social, Economic and Spatial Transformation.
  • Arda Can Özsu, Öncü Özsu, The Özsu House: An Essay on the Socio-Cultural History of Hamamönü.
  • Zeliha Yiğit, İbrahim Yavuz Yükselsin, Continuity and Change in Ankara Dance Tunes: the New Angara Music

2016 // Projects which Received Koç University VEKAM Library and Archives Research Awards:

  • Aslıhan Günhan, Cornell University, From Hygienic Bodies to Destructive Bodies: A Study on the Performative Assemblies at the Station Square in Ankara
  • Çağlar Dölek, Middle East Technical University, the Historical Setup of Public Security Policing in Poor Neighborhoods: The Case of Altındağ Çinçin Bağları.

2015 // Projects which Received Koç University VEKAM Research Awards:

  • Özlem Karakul, Documentation of the Expertise, Skills, and Behaviors of Traditional Master Builders, Ankara and its Surroundings.
  • İdil Bilgin Sait, Object-Based Children’s Activity Book on Cultural Heritage Preservation.
  • Umut Şumnu, Documentation of the Lottery Houses Process and Lottery Houses Developed in Ankara by Various Banks.
  • Necati Tonga, Ankara as an Eternal Neighborhood in the Republican Era.
  • İhsan Seddar Kaynar, From Engürü to Ankara: Economic Transformation of Ankara in the Period 1892-1962.